Hipgnosis Songs and its Investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, announced that Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer and music executive L.A. Reid has been appointed to its advisory board, and the company has also acquired 100% of his publishing interests and writers share of income in his 162-song catalog.
Reid’s songwriting and production successes include Boyz II Men’s Grammy-winning “End of the Road” and Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Roni” and “Rock Wit’Cha,” as well as Whitney Houston’s smash “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “Queen of the Night,” from “The Bodyguard,” which is the best-selling soundtrack album of all time. He has also scored hits with the Whispers, Sheena Easton, Karyn White, TLC and Toni Braxton.
As an executive, Reid co-founded LaFace Records with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in 1988. The label spawned the careers of Usher, TLC, OutKast, Toni Braxton, and Pink, among others. In 2000, the label merged with Arista Records, and Reid became CEO and President. Four years later, he took the helm of Island Def Jam Music Group, and in 2011 became chairman and CEO of Epic Records. He left the label in 2017 and formed Hitco Entertainment. Read more in Variety.